Image by defekto via FlickrWow. I wish I had written this. Well said. I could not agree more. Read this article by Frank Schaeffer about health care and what the media should be focusing on now. I think Frank stole my thoughts!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
His first line is the product of wishful thinking. 72% favor a government option?? 72% may support reform, not a government option, and certainly not this one.
Here's what Rasmussen discovered:
"Republicans strongly oppose national health insurance by a 59% to 25% margin. Democrats are more evenly divided—35% of Democrats favor, 26% oppose, and 39% are not sure. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 25% favor national health insurance overseen by the federal government. Thirty-five percent (35%) of unaffiliateds oppose such a program while 38% are undecided."
It is the independents that matter most. It is the largest of the three large voting blocks.
He has not mentioned the congressional budget offices numbers at all. He wants what he wants, and he wants it now.
I don't think you would have wrote that childish article Brian. You have never struck me as one who cries racism when someone disagrees with a person who happens to not be white. You don't strike me as a person that condones violent demonstrations in the streets. You don't strike me as the type that describes how hateful others are by demonstrating your hatred for them.
I think we all agree that Healthcare needs reformed. We disagree on what "reform" means. It's not racism. He don't want an honest debate, that's very clear to me.
Thanks for your comments, Someday. I think the article was written somewhat tongue-in-cheek, especially concerning the violent demonstrations in the streets. I do condone peaceful demonstrations in the streets, BTW.
There is some legitimate disagreement with Obama, for sure. But, there is most definitely an element of racism also, which is becoming more vocal, especially from the likes of Limbaugh, Beck and others.
I've seen various numbers on how many people want a government sponsored plan. But, I think it's clear that the majority want some sort of reform. And, to me, it's clear that some (many? most?) Repulicans want to block any reform just to stick it to Obama (not saying Dems wouldn't do the same thing to Bush).
I agree with what the article says. Yes, it's over the top in expressing indignation. But, I'd like to see a little more indignation at the state of healthcare and politics in our country.
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